Below you will find the most current list of Mentored Ministry Opportunities in various ministry areas that take place during the summer.

Our office strives to keep the listings below as up to date as possible. All postings have a trained and approved mentor in place. Please note that while these postings reflect the desire of certain ministries and churches to have a seminarian work with them, ministry opportunities for GCTS students are not limited to this list.

Fairlawn Christian Reformed Church

Site: 305 Goldthwaite Rd. Whitinsville, MA.
Phone: 508-234-2838
Denomination: Christian Reformed
Mentor: Joel Vande Werken
Email: [email protected]
Position: Fairlawn thoroughly enjoyed our experienced with a GCTS intern two summers ago and has a strong desire to connection to our wider community which we feel would be enhanced by the energy and enthusiasm and intern could bring to the ministry God calls us to here. We desire a student who loves the Lord Jesus who seeks to apply the message of the gospel to everyday life through worship leadership and pastoral care. As a congregation of the CRCNA, Fairlawn would give priority to students of a Reformed or Presbyterian background, though this is not strictly necessary. We also hope to identify an intern who expresses a deep care for people, both those already in the church and those who are not yet part of Christ’s people.
Hours: 40hrs/week
Finances: $600/week for ten weeks, with housing provided.
Time: Summer
Travel Time: 70 miles (about 90 minutes)
Other: Fairlawn has a rich tradition of leadership and educational ministries, and a strong history of supporting world missions. We have a solid base of members who have a long history of involvement in the church, and in recent years have sought to be more intentional about reaching out to our neighbors. We are volunteer based and have a well-structured approach to ministry. However, we have also tried to find ways to allow these structures to help us be graciously inviting and hospitable in a gospel-centered way to those who come through our doors. COVID has brought significant challenges to Fairlawn’s ministry (as it has for many churches) but it has also provided opportunities to rethink traditional ways of being church and sharing the gospel in our community, and we would welcome the energy of an intern who wants to help us think through such issues.


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